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4 Steps to Creating a Greener Operating Room

Hospitals operate every day of the year in order to treat patients and save lives. In the process, generate a great deal of waste. While some hospitals have taken measures to reduce their carbon footprint, there is still more that needs to be done to make healthcare facilities sustainable. One of the most wasteful areas…

Improve the Efficiency, Safety and Cost of Surgical Fluid Collection and Disposal

Today’s operating rooms are rapidly evolving and technically complex environments. OR leaders must ensure all workflows and equipment have a positive impact on efficiency, safety, cost, space and sustainability. All these factors are essential, yet often overlooked, when evaluating surgical fluid collection and disposal systems. Serres has discovered that the efficiency, safety, cost, space and…

Heighten Clinician Safety and Cost Savings with New Medical Waste Disposal Equipment

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued multiple statements regarding the importance of properly contained and removed medical fluid waste. According to recent reports, safe waste management in healthcare facilities is essential for the provision of patient-centered care.1 Such systems have been shown to reduce healthcare associated infections, decrease the cost of service delivery, and…

Get to Know Serres: Steve Viera

It has been a busy few months for Steve Viera. As the newest member of the Serres US staff, Steve has recently taken on the role of Technical Product Manager. Based in Boston, Steve’s professional background blends healthcare engineering with customer engagement, and will support Serres customers with their innovative fluid waste management systems. What…

Serres Helps Healthcare Facilities Address New AHA/CDC Best Practices Recommendations

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently published findings and recommendations for best practices to prevent infections in a variety of physical healthcare environments. Using the Health Care Physical Environment to Prevent and Control Infection: A Best Practice Guide to Help Health Care Organizations Create Safe, Healing Environments contains…

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Strategic Steps Towards Environmental Sustainability in the Healthcare Industry

Beyond focusing on patient care, a growing number of healthcare professionals have recognized the importance of environmental sustainability as part of their effort to help others. While taking steps to improve environmental sustainability is certainly admirable, it is vital that these steps be practical and align with budgetary constraints when implemented in the healthcare industry.…